from that i want
Microsoft Word, Collage
“All of these poems were assembled in 2018 and 2019 with the use of microsoft word, along with a few public domain images and hand-drawn elements. Most of the shapes in the work were custom-made with Word’s line/shape tools, which is tedious process which can be better and faster done with other applications. Although I consider my work to be poetry first and foremost, the hybrid and visual elements of my work are deployed in order for my work to exist in a non-total space, bound within scraps of paper or the lines of revision. My writing process operates primarily through the creation of textual rot–fragments, lacunae, and revisions–and through this incompleteness directly interact with the reader and challenge them when it comes to queerness/transness, our neoliberal-capitalist moment, and the yawning void of history.”
Ava Hofmann is a writer currently living and working as an MFA student in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has poems published in or forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, Fence, Anomaly, Best American Experimental Writing 2020, The Fanzine, Datableed, and Peachmag. Her poetry deals with trans/queer identity, Marxism, and the frustrated desire inherent to encounters with the archive. Her twitter is @st_somatic and her nausea-inducing website is www.nothnx.com.